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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand July 28th 2019

I left Cairns at 6:15pm to arrive in Singapore at 11:30pm local time. Flew SilkAir and was seated at the front so had heaps of leg room and they give you lots of snacks and stuff which is nice. Didn’t sleep on the plane because I knew I had to try sleep in the airport as my next flight wasn’t until 11:30am the next day. So I spent 12 hours in the Changi airport. I did manage to sleep on and off for a couple of hours…after my sleep I discovered areas of sleep chairs which would have been nice, but would probably have been full anyway I suppose. There are soooo many people sleeping in that airport. Security came around and woke me up to check my boarding pass at around 5am. Finally it was ... read more

Asia » Japan May 18th 2019

Tokyo East Side Few into Tokyo Narita airport at about 6.30pm. Got the skytrain to Uneo then got a cab (took a few goes) to our hotel in Asakusa. We stayed at ‘The B’ which was really nice and the room was large with a big bathroom and in a great location. There was a big 3 day festival on around the Senjoji temple called Asakusa Sanja Festival where thousands of people carry hundreds of shrines around the streets with drums and yelling and often, no pants. We walked across and looked around. Stopped for a few beers where they served these little boiled eggs as a snack. Then called it a night. After having a yummy buffet breakfast in the hotel where Johnny loved the sumo soup we got the subway then the monorail over ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island December 30th 2017

I flew into Auckland on the 30th of December. After the first night we drove to Onemana which was homebase for the trip, located on the Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island. We were staying at family farm house where they grow avocados and the roads are made of white crush sea shells The beaches here are beautiful, white sand, blue ocean and surrounded by purple and white wild flowers. Life in Whangamata is simply and sweet. New Years was spent drinking around the fire with good food and good people. We did a day trip to Waihi where there is a big disused gold mine. On the way back there was a gypsy fair with stalls selling food, clothes, stones and other knick knacks. Back in Whangamata the town is filled with amazing cars. Hotted ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok May 21st 2015

Jetstar started a direct route from Cairns to Denpasar and we jumped straight on the launching sale price, of less than $500 for both of us return!! We left Cairns on Chris's birthday Thursday 21st of May at 11.30am and landed in Denpasar at 1.30am local time. I has prebooked us accommodation at the Royal Eighteen because it has a spa and a roof-top infinity pool! Walking out of the airport, you feel the warm, damp air on your face and you smell that smell that lets you know you're in Asia and makes you smile. Getting out of the airport is always fun. There is a counter that has taxi guys lounging all over it. They were trying to charge people $35 dollars (their dollars is always in US dollars) to get into town, which ... read more
Black Penny
Black Penny plunge pool
Food market

Asia » India » Maharashtra » Pune April 26th 2015

This trip to India, was not like any other trip I have ever done for two reasons. One, I was not with Chris, and two, it was for work. To get to Pune, I flew Cairns to Brisbane, Brisbane to Singapore, Singapore to Mumbai, then a 3 hour drive from Mumbai to Pune. Most of the flights was with Singapore Airlines which was pretty comfy and I love airplane food! I love the little compartments and little drink cups. I also really like Singapore Airport. It's the prettiest and most fun airport I've been in, but this time my stop over was only 1 hr. I think from door to door my trip was about 25 hours ... needless to say ... it was a long trip. Pune is 560m above sea level so it's not ... read more
View from hotel
Shandi Wada
Interesting construction techniques

Asia » Japan » Tokyo February 24th 2015

Tokyo The plane Vanilla Air left a little late again, then they land out on the tarmac so you have to get a bus over to the terminal. My bag took ages to come out and all this snow balled into us being quite late for our dinner reservation. We remember to get cash out at the airport as we had spent everything already at Niseko. We got the Skyliner to Nippori station, then the Yamanote line over to Shibuya where our Air BnB apartment is. We got here nearly an hour after I had predicted, but it seemed ok as the guy was still changing the towels and stuff. The room is pretty decent, it has a little kitchen, a separate bathroom, a double bed in a large room and a balcony. It is just ... read more
Gonpachi restaurant
Shibuya crossing
Crazy cityscape

Asia » Japan » Hokkaido » Niseko February 18th 2015

Hokkaido - Sapporo and Niseko We flew from Cairns into Tokyo on the Jetstar Dreamliner which was pretty comfortable as we had a spare seat between us. Landing in Narita we got on the Skyliner which costs about $25 each and goes into Nippon then Ueno station. Our ryokan was only a 10 minute walk from the Ueno station, but it was a very cold walk, as Tokyo had a cold snap that day and was at about 3 degrees. Luckily we had come prepared and had extra jackets, beanie and scarves in our carry on. My sister, Celia, met us at the ryokan that was a nice big Japanese room with our own bathroom. The stairs were so steep it feels like you're going to fall backwards with your luggage. It was in a really ... read more
Kareoke king
Plum blossoms

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas October 25th 2012

Flying back into the states was pretty horrible. We lined up at immigration for over 2 & a half hours. They were so unorganised and under staff (there were about 60 desks but only 3 people working), that our queue would hardly move, because the later it got, the more people had to be moved to the front to get their connecting flights and there were so many people with wheelchairs that also kept going to the front. After eventually getting through, we took the shuttle to the car hire centre and decided to hire from Avis again. We drove to Dallas, without much of a plan, except to get a drink and eat because we had left our hotel at 3am in the morning and didn't get through the airport until nearly lunch time. We ... read more
Dallas overpasses
Fort worth

North America » Mexico » Yucatán October 16th 2012

Pureto Morelos We left the hotel at 7am and our flight was at 10.10am to Dallas/Fort Worth. The flight was pretty uneventful. The seats on American Airlines are pretty uncomfortable and it's funny because all the air hostess are quite old, ours are all pretty young.We didn't have long until our connecting flight to Cancun so we scoffed down some McDonalds and reboarded. Turns out the plane was delayed 50 minutes because this couple that checked in didn't board, so we had to wait for them to find their bags and take them off, then they turned up and we had to wait for them to find their bags again and load them! Getting from the Cancun airport to Puerto Morelos was pretty simple. We walked pasted all the touts and taxi people to the ADO ... read more
Baby turtles
Playa del Carmen

North America » United States » California » Los Angeles October 13th 2012

Venice Beach and Santa Monica After a bit of a sleep in and breakfast we caught the bus to Venice Beach. The bus system here is pretty horrible, but cheap. We finally got there and walk up and down the water front. It was a nice sunny day, the beach is really wide and people play volleyball, there is a skate park, mini tennis and the famous Muscle Gym where huge guys work out in front of everyone. There a so many buskers and people making and selling all sorts of things along the pathway. There was one guy walking up and down the beach with a big tolley PA system selling his own 'reggae for children CDs with incy wincy spider and stuff'. We bought a CD as a present and had a chat with ... read more
Beverly Hills
Santa Monica - End of Route 66

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